2nd annual AZTB Startup Bus Tour is ready to roll Nov. 5th – tickets on sale

Az Tech Beat is ready to roll with the 2nd Startup Bus Tour! We take 40 of the top tech startups/founders around the Valley on a tour at cool tech companies and give them 1:1 time with top executives, investors and influencers in the Arizona tech community.   This year we have a tour at … Read more

Small businesses matter, new mobile products and Cold Play – CEO Clate Mask kicks off ICON 15

Photo contribution by Thomas Hawthorne Cold Play’s Sky Full of Stars lyrics filled the Phoenix Convention Center as CEO and co-founder Clate Mask of Infusionsoft made his way to center stage and kicked off ICON15 to a crowd of over 3,000 attendees. “Small business has changed, and the world is finally starting to notice it,” … Read more

Doug Nicholas, CEO of Hard Dollar, Steps Down

Hard Dollar CEO Doug Nicholas will be leaving the company and returning to Greentree Partners. Nicholas has been with Hard Dollar since 2004 and has become one of the fastest growing software companies in the nation. A leader in the project cost management software business, Hard Dollar focuses on infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, and … Read more

How Do Entrepreneurs Come up With Their Ideas? – Hart Cunningham, CEO Integrate – Guest Blog

  GUEST BLOG BY HART CUNNINGHAM, CHAIRMAN AND CEO OF INTEGRATE While I can’t speak for other entrepreneurs, nor do I subscribe to a universal process for developing successful business ideas, I have identified patterns among my personal endeavors and those of others. First, very few lucrative businesses have resulted from an individual that only … Read more

Pat Sullivan To Speak At Free Lunch Friday

Standing room only, laughing, learning and networking-and a free lunch! Just a snap shot of what you missed at our Free Lunch Friday Phoenix (FLF) event. FLF is a non-profit organization that has one simple goal-to provide community, content, connections and access to capital to the startups and entrepreneurs who fuel the ecosystem. Our program runs … Read more

CEOs Are Jack-Of-All-Trades

“Clear your head and go put yourself in the customer’s shoes when they look at your product online.” Just one piece of excellent advice Bob LaLoggia, CEO of Appointment-Plus said at the kick off event of Free Lunch Fridays (FLF). On Friday, March 29th, standing room only, entrepreneurs, startups and investors came together to network, … Read more

Scottsdale’s GoDaddy.com Reaffirms Company Vision And Announces New CEO: Blake Irving

The outrageous success of GoDaddy (over 10 million users, and over 50 million domain registrations) hasn’t come without the ups, downs, product changes, pivots, controversial media attention, attacks, major site outages, and leadership changes. Most recently, GoDaddy announced on Tuesday of this week that Blake Irving, the former Microsoft and Yahoo! executive will be assuming … Read more